Senate To Ask Visitors, Resource Persons for Medical Certificate 24 Hours Before Hearing
SENATE – The members of the House have decided to require the visitors and the resource persons for the hearings to present a medical certificate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippines is one of the countries with an increasing cases of COVID-19. The pandemic has rocked the healthcare systems of several nations and territories across the globe.
More than 200 countries and territories have logged cases of coronavirus. In PH, the Department of Health (DOH) records currently has 294,591 cases of COVID-19 with 5,091 deaths and 231,373 recoveries.
As part of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the whole nation is under community quarantine measures. The wearing of a face mask and the practice of social distancing are also part of the protocols now.
Recently, the members of the Senate came up with a decision to require visitors and resource persons for hearings to submit a medical certificate amid the COVID-19 pandemic now.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the said recommendation came from the Senate medical bureau. The visitors and resource persons must submit their medical certificate 24 hours before the hearing.
Sen. Migz Zubiri who is a COVID-19 survivor suggested for an RT-PCR swab test. Based on the report, Sen. Tito Sotto said that a swab test may be done in the absence of a medical certificate.
“Sagutin ng physician yun, at least swab or at least an antigen rapid test will suffice,” Sotto expressed.
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